Writing the History of Warfare

Department of History, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 23949

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1&2

Module description

This module addresses general questions relating to the historiography of warfare and considers how the subject has evolved from ancient times to the present. The principal schools of military history are considered together with those individuals who have made a major contribution to the evolution of the discipline. This module is designed to be more general and reflective than other War Studies modules, to aid independent thinking and reflection by students on the subject they have studied for three years at university.